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Man Arrested After Berkshire Bank Robbery Monday Morning
Staff Reports,
03:56PM / Monday, September 17, 2018

A sign on the door alerted customers that the branch is closed for the day. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Police were able to apprehend the suspected robber of a Berkshire Bank branch within hours of the crime Monday morning.   At about 10:50 in the morning, officers responded to a reported robbery of Berkshire Bank branch on Elm Street.   Two hours later, police arrested 37-year-old Christopher Rock in connection with the crime.   Police say the suspect showed a note to a teller demanding money "in certain denominations" and then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.    The suspect

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Pittsfield School Bus Involved in Minor Traffic Accident
01:33PM / Thursday, September 13, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Westfield man was cited Wednesday for a rear-end collision that involved a Pittsfield Public Schools bus on East Street.    The accident occurred at approximately 3:37 p.m. when a 2012 Honda Civic operated by Anthony Disanto of Westfield rear-ended a 2009 Nissan Versa, operated by Daniel Hammer of Pittsfield, which then struck the bus.    The school bus was stopped in traffic on East Street near the intersection with First Street. The school bus was transporting approximately 19 elementary school-aged children. The collision caused Hammer's vehicle to be pushed into the rear end of the stopped school

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Robbery of Greylock Credit Union Branch
Staff Reports,
11:42AM / Wednesday, September 12, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Greylock Federal Credit Union branch on Elm Street was robbed Wednesday morning.   Police say at about 10:30 in the morning officers responded to the credit union for the robbery.   According to police, a woman, described as being in her 20s with a slim build, had passed a note to a teller — no weapons were shown — and then left with an undetermined amount of cash.   The suspect is described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap, and ripped jeans. She was carrying a large purse and then fled in an unknown direction of travel.   Police do not believe there is any danger to the

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North Adams Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Accident
Staff Reports,
06:30AM / Saturday, September 01, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 32-year-old North Adams man was arraigned Friday on charges related to the fatal accident last week that killed Alan Keefe of Pittsfield.   Brian Dillard is accused of crashing a stolen pickup truck he was driving into the 49-year-old Keefe, who was operating a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, on Linden Street and then fleeing the scene. The accident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.   He was arrested by North Adams Police on Thursday evening on an outstanding warrant and transferred to Central Berkshire District Court on Friday afternoon to answer to the motor vehicle homicide charges.   Dillard was ordered

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Arson Ruled on Three Boylston Street Fires in Pittsfield
Staff Reports,
01:45PM / Wednesday, August 29, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three fires on Boylston Street have all been ruled arson.   Authorities are now asking for any information on the series of fires — and even offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that helps solve the case.   "All of these fires were intentionally set. We ask anyone with information to contact the toll-free Arson Hotline at 1-800-682-9229. All calls are confidential," said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey in a statement released on Wednesday.   The most recent blaze was at 26 Boylston St. was on Aug. 26, when a vacant structure was set on fire. Prior to that, there were structure fires

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